The Resource Mockumentary comedy : performing authenticity, Richard Wallace

Mockumentary comedy : performing authenticity, Richard Wallace

Label
Mockumentary comedy : performing authenticity
Title
Mockumentary comedy
Title remainder
performing authenticity
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wallace
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first to take comedy seriously as an important aspect of the popular mockumentary form of film and television fiction. It examines the ways in which mockumentary films and television programmes make visible--through comedy--the performances that underpin straight documentaries and many of our public figures. Mockumentary Comedy focuses on the rock star and the politician, two figures that regularly feature as mockumentary subjects. These public figures are explored through detailed textual analyses of a range of film and television comedies, including A Hard Day’s Night, This is Spinal Tap, The Thick of It, Veep and the works of Christopher Guest and Alison Jackson. This book broadens the scope of existing mockumentary scholarship by taking comedy seriously in a sustained way for the first time. It ultimately argues that the comedic performances--by performers and of documentary conventions--are central to the form’s critical significance and popular appeal
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NhCcYBP
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Wallace, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.D62
LC item number
W35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Palgrave studies in comedy
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  • Documentary-style films
  • Documentary-style television programs
Label
Mockumentary comedy : performing authenticity, Richard Wallace
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1: The Fine Line between Stupid and Clever: An Introduction; Spaghetti; Mockumentary Definitions; Early History; Recent History; The Field; Mockumentary and Comedy; Mockumentary and Performance; Structure; References; Part I: Music; Chapter 2: Acting Naturally: Performing The Beatles; Establishing a Viewing Mode; Negotiating Success 1: Parodying Situation; Negotiating Success 2: Comic Self-Performance; Deconstructing the Four-Headed Monster; The Paradox of Self-Performance; References
  • Chapter 3: Parodying Performance in This Is Spinal TapDocumentary and Comedy: Competing Registers; Parody and Spinal Tap; Parody and Performance; Spinal Tap: Disrupting the Rockumentary Canon; References; Chapter 4: Best in Show: Christopher Guest as a Mockumentary Auteur; Intertextuality; Character and Tone; Aesthetic Shift; Conclusion; References; Part II: Politics; Chapter 5: 'The Day the PM Joined The Thick of It': The Mockumentary and New Labour; The 2010 UK General Election and the Mockumentary; The Thick of It and the New Labour Government; Satirising Spin; Alison Jackson; References
  • Chapter 6: Campaigning for Authenticity in the Post-Truth EraAuthenticity and Politics; Tanner'88: Authenticity in the 'Post-Truth' Age; Veep: A Politics of Ambiguity; The Political Mockumentary in a World of 'Fake News'; References; Chapter 7: Conclusion: Digital Mockumentary; Next Steps; References; Media References; Filmography; Teleography; Radiography; Internet Videos; DVD Documentaries; Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319778488
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99978222791
System control number
(NhCcYBP)15599150
Label
Mockumentary comedy : performing authenticity, Richard Wallace
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1: The Fine Line between Stupid and Clever: An Introduction; Spaghetti; Mockumentary Definitions; Early History; Recent History; The Field; Mockumentary and Comedy; Mockumentary and Performance; Structure; References; Part I: Music; Chapter 2: Acting Naturally: Performing The Beatles; Establishing a Viewing Mode; Negotiating Success 1: Parodying Situation; Negotiating Success 2: Comic Self-Performance; Deconstructing the Four-Headed Monster; The Paradox of Self-Performance; References
  • Chapter 3: Parodying Performance in This Is Spinal TapDocumentary and Comedy: Competing Registers; Parody and Spinal Tap; Parody and Performance; Spinal Tap: Disrupting the Rockumentary Canon; References; Chapter 4: Best in Show: Christopher Guest as a Mockumentary Auteur; Intertextuality; Character and Tone; Aesthetic Shift; Conclusion; References; Part II: Politics; Chapter 5: 'The Day the PM Joined The Thick of It': The Mockumentary and New Labour; The 2010 UK General Election and the Mockumentary; The Thick of It and the New Labour Government; Satirising Spin; Alison Jackson; References
  • Chapter 6: Campaigning for Authenticity in the Post-Truth EraAuthenticity and Politics; Tanner'88: Authenticity in the 'Post-Truth' Age; Veep: A Politics of Ambiguity; The Political Mockumentary in a World of 'Fake News'; References; Chapter 7: Conclusion: Digital Mockumentary; Next Steps; References; Media References; Filmography; Teleography; Radiography; Internet Videos; DVD Documentaries; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319778488
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99978222791
System control number
(NhCcYBP)15599150

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